Sep 29, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, not paying a penny. >> reid: meanwhile be president obama and mitt romney were hunkered down today cramming for next week's debate showdown. both sides are working hard to lower expect aches by praising their opponents. a romney adviser says the president has the advantage as one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. the obama campaign says romney has the agent having debated about two dozen times during the republican primary campaign. >> both of these individuals are had ample experience debating but governor romney has had more practice recently and practice helps. >> kathleen hall jamieson kathls the nonpartisan annenberg center. >> the challenger has the opportunity to establish he is competent to stand up and hold his own against the president of the united states. a challenger who accomplishes that in effect wins the first debate. >> reporter: jamieson says both candidates are hoping for a big moment that voters will remember. >> joe the plumber. >> reporter: like john mccain's invitation of an ohio plumber who questioned mr. obama's tax plan four years ago.
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the airwaves with political ads. >> my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. >> it's not just going to generate more jobs, going to create one more million jobs, tell me how, where? >> today it could be obama, tomorrow it could be romney. i can't promise anything. >> reporter: peplowski and lopez both hope the debates will help them finally make up their minds. bill whitaker, cbs news, las vegas. >> glor: in afghanistan a fire fight today claimed the lives of two americans, a u.s. service member and civilian contractor. it happened in eastern wardak province. three afghan soldiers also died, and afghan army official calls it a misunderstanding between nato-led forces and afghan soldiers manning a check point. in iraq at least 26 people were killed in a series of coordinated car bomb attacks. nearly 100 others were hurt. no one has claimed responsibility. but one official called it a rallying cry by sunni extremists trying to undermine confidence in the shiite led government. nearly 200 iraqis have died in sectarian violence there this month. in syria a new wave of a